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Friday, December 27, 2019

Video interviews and group texts obtained by The Times show men describing their platoon leader in grim terms.

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Sounds like someone Trump would have a lot in common with. They probably compared notes down at Mar-A-Logo this week while Trump was showing off his war criminal guest to all of his billionaire buddies.

OCU

#1 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-12-27 01:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"The guy is freaking evil, man." "You could tell he was perfectly OK w killing anybody." "He's a psychopath." "He just got crazier and crazier"

This description accurately applies to all Trumpublicans.

#2 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-12-27 01:47 PM | Reply

"This description accurately applies to all Trumpublicans."

You've met them all???

#3 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-12-27 01:55 PM | Reply

He killed people in war. My suggestion is if you don't want to be stabbed Ed Gallagher don't fight for ISIS. He did what he had to do. I don't fault him at all.

#4 | Posted by byrdman at 2019-12-27 03:01 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Trump and Bevin, are releasing psychopathic monsters on America with the intent of creating more victims.

#5 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2019-12-27 03:04 PM | Reply

"I don't fault him at all."

Military people have higher standards than the police.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-27 03:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#4 | Posted by byrdman

You are a f**king disgusting POS.

I guess you're cool with Hitler, Pol Pot, etc.?

#7 | Posted by Angrydad at 2019-12-27 03:15 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Military people have higher standards than the police."

If the military people were saying that Ed was a good dude, I would believe them.

I'm not aware of any military people saying that.

#8 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-12-27 03:16 PM | Reply

"I guess you're cool with Hitler, Pol Pot, etc.?"

Easy Champ,

Pol Pot was a Democratic Socialist.

You need to get woke.

#9 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-12-27 03:17 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

Brave internet toughs bad mouthing someone who gives you the right to talk ---- about him.

#10 | Posted by wisgod at 2019-12-27 03:19 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

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Democratic Socialist... Communist Party of Kampuchea... all you people look the same to me!

#11 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-27 03:20 PM | Reply

And I have no issues with the ISIS fvvks and their families dying off in refugee camps in northeast Syria...I only wish we could have bagged them a little bit earlier.

#12 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-12-27 03:20 PM | Reply

"I'm not aware of any military people saying that."

The only ones saying that are pigs.
Well, until Boaz gets here, anyway.

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-27 03:20 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Brave internet toughs bad mouthing someone who gives you the right to talk ---- about him.
#10 | POSTED BY WISGOD"

^
Another piggy sounds off in favor of war crimes.

#14 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-27 03:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

It's honestly quite funny how cops think the military wants cops licking their ass.
Pigs think they're a uniformed branch of the military nowadays.
Fact is, the military has much higher standards.

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-27 03:24 PM | Reply

#9 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-12-27 03:17 PM | Reply | Flag: Idiot Alert

#16 | Posted by Angrydad at 2019-12-27 03:34 PM | Reply

"The guy is freaking evil, man." "You could tell he was perfectly OK w killing anybody."

pretty much the job description of a seal. you are going into locations and areas where there isn't much of a choice.

the question how fast and how quiet can you do it. can you kill them in front of their family members... can you kill their family members? a crying baby of a barking dog can quickly alert others to your presence. can you dispatch them to the afterlife in midstep?

if the answer is no.... then this mos isn't for you....

#17 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-12-27 04:05 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#8 | Posted by madbomber

That was the point I do believe...

#18 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-12-27 04:16 PM | Reply

#17 | Posted by Pegasus

Thinks the Jason Bourne series was a biography.

#19 | Posted by Angrydad at 2019-12-27 04:31 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"pretty much the job description of a seal... kill their family members..."

^
Oh I get it
Navy SEALs are no different than ISIS.

#20 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-27 04:37 PM | Reply

The people defending this have clearly read nothing about Eddie Gallagher. What he did to innocent civilians is not standard SEAL ops; he disgraced the force and was turned in by other SEALs who found his conduct to be reprehensible.

But intentional ignorance and willful suspension of disbelief is a prerequisite to supporting Donald Trump and all the ------, disgusting things he does, so none of this is a surprise.

#21 | Posted by JOE at 2019-12-27 04:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

Brave internet toughs bad mouthing someone who gives you the right to talk ---- about him.

#10 | Posted by wisgod

He didn't give anybody the right to do anything, cheesedick.

#22 | Posted by jpw at 2019-12-27 04:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#21 | Posted by JOE

F**king goddam newsworthy.

#23 | Posted by Angrydad at 2019-12-27 04:45 PM | Reply

The people defending this have clearly read nothing about Eddie Gallagher.

Or opened the linked article...

Apparently they know better than the people who were there.

I always knew this place was full of Constitutional scholars and lawyers, but I never expected that they are all Navy SEALS as well!

#24 | Posted by jpw at 2019-12-27 04:47 PM | Reply

F**king goddam newsworthy.

Watching the interviews and then listening to Gallagher's defense of "those criticizing *me* weren't willing to live up to my high standards and are just trying to take me down!" defense leaves me with one thought: Gallagher is a POS and more than likely guilty of everything he's been accused of.

#25 | Posted by YAV at 2019-12-27 04:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

War is destruction. Nothing more. Gallagher destroyed. That's what he's paid to do. War is Hell.

#26 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-12-27 04:58 PM | Reply

"I always knew this place was full of Constitutional scholars and lawyers, but I never expected that they are all Navy SEALS as well!"

oh yeah. Don't forget climate scientists, engineers, biologists, theologians, and experts in history, and global geopolitical warfare.

and all with nothing but a connection to google.

#27 | Posted by eberly at 2019-12-27 05:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Some of us are actually some of those things. Even with the expensive toilet paper to prove it.

I'm all good with people having opinions on things.

But when you contradict the actual linked article reporting statements from people who were actually there? Well, that's pretty stupid.

#28 | Posted by jpw at 2019-12-27 05:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

--and all with nothing but a connection to google.

Amazing how google can turn anyone into an expert. Even a 16-year-old high-school dropout from Sweden can be a "climate scientist." And gullible chumps eat it up.

#29 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-12-27 05:17 PM | Reply

Eberly, how do you feel about President Donald J. Trump pardoning this soldier (and others) convicted of war crimes?

#30 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-27 05:18 PM | Reply

I thought this guy was acquitted of everything except a minor charge? What did Trump do besides defending him publicly?

#31 | Posted by eberly at 2019-12-27 05:28 PM | Reply

"The guy is freaking evil, man." "You could tell he was perfectly OK w killing anybody." "He's a psychopath." "He just got crazier and crazier"

Strange, that is what they say about the Clintons.

#32 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-12-27 05:38 PM | Reply

Strange, that is what they say about the Clintons.

#32 | Posted by AndreaMackris

Who is "they"? Idiots who believe whatever Faux News tells them?

#33 | Posted by jpw at 2019-12-27 05:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"I thought this guy was acquitted of everything except a minor charge?"

Yeah.

And Trump is now lionizing the conduct that was resulted in his trial.

What's your thoughts on that, Eberly?

#34 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-27 06:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"What did Trump do besides defending him publicly?"

Use his name at rallies.

#35 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-27 06:25 PM | Reply

It's massively inappropriate for trump to involve himself at all.

#36 | Posted by eberly at 2019-12-27 06:30 PM | Reply

Of course it is, but what are your thoughts on Trump is lionizing an alleged war criminal, for political gain, is the question.

#37 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-27 06:35 PM | Reply

that is what they say about the Clintons.
#32 | Posted by Mattress

Who is "they"?
#33 | POSTED BY JPW

Mattress is referring to the voices in its head.

#38 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-12-27 07:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Was there a court martial and a conviction? If so, are all the Drumptards here saying that a military court is less informed, and less competent to render judgement upon one of their own than the orange guy who played a CEO on TV?

Just checking...

#39 | Posted by chuffy at 2019-12-27 07:22 PM | Reply

It's massively inappropriate for trump to involve himself at all.....

he's potus.... commander and chief of all military forces... he approves all military plans and budgets. constitution gives him and only him the right to order and lead the military....

congress can only declare war and approved tax money to support the military.... that's ABOUT it.

it's in our constitution.... you know that document the democrats never read and are always threatening to put in a blender.

just after after they take the oath of their office to protect it...

#40 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-12-27 08:18 PM | Reply

I thought this guy was acquitted of everything except a minor charge? What did Trump do besides defending him publicly?
#31 | POSTED BY EBERLY AT 2019-12-27 05:28 PM | REPLY | FLAG:

Nope. Not at all like that. You would do well to read on it.

And actually, there is expertise on this site. Unfortunately, there is also ignorance and ignorant people who are happy to be so.

#41 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-12-27 09:12 PM | Reply

The guy is freaking evil, man." "You could tell he was perfectly OK w killing anybody." "He's a psychopath." "He just got crazier and crazier"

It's no wonder the child-raping orange schittstain wants Gallagher to appear at his klan rallies.

#42 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2019-12-27 09:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Brave internet toughs bad mouthing someone who gives you the right to talk ---- about him.

#10 | Posted by wisgod

Yeah!

Your rights come directly from god.

And this war criminal.

.....Jesus Harold Christ.....

#43 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2019-12-27 10:24 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

#43: lol!

#44 | Posted by moder8 at 2019-12-27 10:35 PM | Reply

"Nope. Not at all like that."

Not at all like what? I asked a question and I don't pretend to know much about this deal.

"And actually, there is expertise on this site."

Some, yes.

#45 | Posted by eberly at 2019-12-27 11:35 PM | Reply

Let the man speak, you mob.

www.google.com

#46 | Posted by Ottodog at 2019-12-27 11:42 PM | Reply

#45 there was an effed up twist where his buddy claimed to have done the killing after being granted immunity to testify (without telling the lawyers that he was going to claim that he did it)

#47 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-12-27 11:45 PM | Reply

War is destruction. Nothing more. Gallagher destroyed. That's what he's paid to do. War is Hell.

#26 | POSTED BY LEE_THE_AGENT AT 2019-12-27 04:58 PM | FLAG:

And don't forget those who financed it...

#48 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-12-28 12:08 AM | Reply

Was there a court martial and a conviction? If so, are all the Drumptards here saying that a military court is less informed,

Well the charges were dropped at court marshal...

#49 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-12-28 01:12 AM | Reply

there was an effed up twist where his buddy claimed to have done the killing after being granted immunity to testify (without telling the lawyers that he was going to claim that he did it)

#47 | POSTED BY BRUCEBANNER

That was one of the defenses witnesses who "turned in" Gallagher. There were 6 or so people in the picture SOC was charged over, including the officer who blessed the reenlistment, yet only the SOC gets charged? The whole thing stank.

#50 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-12-28 01:17 AM | Reply

The picture Gallagher was convicted over*

#51 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-12-28 01:18 AM | Reply

"There were 6 or so people in the picture SOC was charged over, including the officer who blessed the reenlistment, yet only the SOC gets charged? The whole thing stank."

You're right, they should all be in prison.

#52 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-28 02:05 AM | Reply

"You're right, they should all be in prison."

In prison?

Over what again, exactly?

#53 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-12-28 09:22 AM | Reply

There is, and ought to be, a vast difference between an ordinary murderer and disciplined soldier.

#54 | Posted by Zed at 2019-12-28 10:02 AM | Reply

Skill at murdering a baby is no recommendation for any elite military unit. People project their own personal and sick fantasies on issues like this. Baby killers deserve court martial and for those of you who pretend to support rough justice, fragged.

#55 | Posted by Zed at 2019-12-28 10:26 AM | Reply

Strange, that is what they say about the Clintons.

#32 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS AT 2019-12-27 05:38 PM

Strange, here's what Trump actually says about the Clintons....

Stahl inquired about the "lock her up" chants at his rallies, which prompted perhaps the most surprising response of all. "I don't want to hurt them," he said, referring to the Clintons. "They're good people."

At a luncheon in Statuary Hall, Jan. 20, President Donald Trump applauded former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and her husband, former president Bill Clinton, saying "I have lot of respect for those two people."

#56 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-12-28 10:49 AM | Reply

If SEALs have to commit war crimes to carry out their mission, perhaps those missions might be planned better. Killing everything and everybody within a few miles in order to kill one bad guy is a sloppily-planned mission. The same thing could be accomplished with carpet bombing.

#57 | Posted by john47 at 2019-12-28 11:14 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Anguish?

#58 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-12-28 12:22 PM | Reply

I never would have imagined Republicans defending convicted war criminals but here we are.

#59 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2019-12-28 01:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

His own platoon arr repeating the same theme. How much more truth do you need?

#60 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-12-28 08:10 PM | Reply

After WW2 America executed Nazi war criminals. Nowadays the POTUS pardons war criminals, and invites them to special fundraising events. File this under: Can't Make This ---- Up.

Trump will be reviled throughout future American history. (Especially because smart people like me will be the people writing the history books.)

#61 | Posted by moder8 at 2019-12-28 09:16 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

#51: Y'like that one Nulli, dontcha? I wrote it thinking of you.

#62 | Posted by moder8 at 2019-12-28 09:39 PM | Reply

What I don't get is why the war criminals hang out with the wussy draft dodger.

#63 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2019-12-29 08:16 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"This description accurately applies to all Trumpublicans."

You've met them all???

#3 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-12-27 01:55 PM

Dear Mad,

Once I had met a representative sample of "Trumpublicans," my head began to hurt. I have no desire to subject myself to any more. Long-time friends who are avid Trumpublicans turned vicious when I confronted them. More? I'll take my chances my assumptions are valid.

The MAGA paraphernalia make Trumpublicans easy to spot and avoid.

I refuse to attend a Trump rally for the same reasons I refuse to attend church except for weddings and funerals. I would not care to be arrested for disrupting a religious service, which is a misdemeanor locally.

War is over if you want it,

John47

#64 | Posted by john47 at 2019-12-29 09:50 AM | Reply

Trump's using this murderer at campaign rallies.

Trump's underwater with the military. This will only damage him further.

#65 | Posted by americanunity at 2019-12-29 05:12 PM | Reply

This will only damage him further.

#65 | POSTED BY AMERICANUNITY AT 2019-12-29 05:12 PM | FLAG:

I'm calling bullschitt. This will only more so enable the people who refuse to unhitch their wagons from Trump.

#66 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-12-29 07:06 PM | Reply

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